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    Man skips toll, rides horse across bridge

    Tod Mishler loves to ride horses. He also likes to raise awareness about hunger. So, maybe, that’s why he skipped a toll booth and went straight across a New York-area bridge Monday – on a horse. Mishler – or Doc, as he’s called – literally stopped traffic when he moseyed over the Outerbridge Crossing from New Jersey into Staten Island, riding one horse and leading another. His stunt caused traffic on the bridge to back up, as rubberneckers slowed to […]

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    World’s largest uncut diamond is going up for auction in London

    NEW YORK – An uncut 1,109-carat diamond is set to be auctioned off Wednesday in London. It’s the largest uncut diamond in the world and the second largest ever found. The sale comes at a time the British pound has lost more than 10 percent of its value due to the Brexit vote. That has already put a damper on a recent London art auction held earlier this week. The diamond auction will be held at Sotheby’s in London at […]

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    Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach, dead at 64

    Pat Summitt, who built the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers into a perennial power on the way to becoming the winningest coach in the history of major college basketball, has died. Summitt passed away Tuesday after battling early onset dementia, “Alzheimer’s type,” according to a statement from the Pat Summitt foundation. She was 64. “Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as she did […]


    Ikea to recall dressers after death of third child

    NEW YORK – Ikea is recalling millions of dressers that can tip over and are being blamed for the deaths of three children. The dressers have been known to fall over if they are not fastened to the wall, and the issue was already linked to the death of two toddlers that spurred Ikea to launch a repair program in July 2015. “We are announcing this recall today given the recent tragic death of a third child. It is clear […]

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    Bon Jovi surprises fan battling cancer

    What started as a family meal turned into the surprise of a lifetime for cancer patient Carol Cesario. Her daughter Rosie Skripkunis was shooting video when rocker Jon Bon Jovi greeted Cesario while she ate with family at the musician’s restaurant, JBJ Soul Kitchen in Toms River, New Jersey. “Mom’s dream came true,” Skripkunis wrote on Facebook, sharing photos and the video, which has more than 175,000 views. It was a well-executed surprise that started a few weeks ago when […]

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    Pet fish receives fake eye after developing cataract

    Chesterfied, MO – A one-eyed fish is getting a second shot at life thanks to an unusual, extreme makeover. Kiwi, a 7-year-old saltwater fish, developed a cataract and was getting bullied by his tank mates, owner Julie Morgan said. “They figured out which eye was not working,” Morgan said. “They’d go up behind him, biting his tail. He had chunks of his tail taken out.” Kiwi’s veterinarian, Dr. Megan Baebler of Kersting Veterinary Hospital in Chesterfield, removed the cataract and eventually […]

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    Family of Eric Harris forgives Oklahoma deputy who killed him

    The son of Eric Harris says he forgives Robert Bates, the former Oklahoma deputy who said he meant to use a stun gun but instead fatally shot Harris with a pistol. “I was angry because he killed my dad but I’m not gonna let him have that power over me,” son Aidan Fraley, 17, said Wednesday. “Even if he hadn’t forgiven himself, we have.” Aidan’s mother, Cathy Fraley, added: “I understand Mr. Bates has apologized and we have forgiven him, […]

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    The surprising history of abortion in the United States

    There was a time when abortion was simply part of life in the United States. People didn’t scream about it in protest, and services were marketed openly. Drugs to induce abortions were a booming business. They were advertised in newspapers and could be bought from pharmacists, from physicians and even through the mail. If drugs didn’t work, women could visit practitioners for instrumental procedures. The earliest efforts to govern abortions centered on concerns about poisoning, not morality, religion or politics. […]

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    Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion access law

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued it would have shuttered all but a handful of clinics in the state. The 5-3 ruling is the most significant decision from the Supreme Court on abortion in two decades and could serve to deter other states from passing so-called “clinic shutdown” laws. In joining with the liberal justices, perennial swing […]

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    Teen reels in massive blue catfish, sets new NC state record

    A 15-year-old angler reeled in a whopper of a catfish on Lake Gaston, setting a new state record. According to the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Landon Evans, of Benson, NC landed a 117-pound, 8-ounce blue catfish on June 11 using cut shad as bait. The monster fish measured 55 inches in length and 40.5 inches in girth. The NCWRC weighed the fish on certified scales at Ace Hardware in Littleton and examined it to confirm the catch has set a […]

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    Texas woman shoots, kills 2 daughters

    A woman in Texas shot her two teenage daughters – killing both of them – before a responding police officer killed the mother, authorities said. Christy Sheats, 42, fatally shot daughters Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17, on Friday in Fulshear, west of Houston, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. Christy Sheats, 42, was shot & killed by police officer after she shot 2 daughters. Husband/father not hurt. pic.twitter.com/wa1wmVPkaD — Lauren Lea (@LaurenLABC13) June 25, 2016 Neighbors say Taylor […]